Wednesday 13 December 2017

Walsh guides his first US boxer to Olympic medal

USA women's boxing coach Billy Walsh. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile
USA women's boxing coach Billy Walsh. Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Sean McGoldrick

Billy Walsh secured his first Olympic medal with the US boxing team last night following Nico Hernandez's light-flyweight quarter-final victory over Ecuador's Carlos Quipo Pilataxi.

Hernandez will now advance to the semi-finals and is guaranteed at least a bronze medal at the Rio Games. While Ireland's campaign has gotten off to a disappointing start, this win means the former Irish coach has already helped the USA improve their lot on London 2012 where they failed to obtain a single boxing medal.

Irish Independent

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